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Published by Wiley in New York, London .
Written in English


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Statement(by)James Coull [and] Edward B. Stuart.
ContributionsStuart, Edward Bernard.
The Physical Object
Pagination483p.,ill.,24cm
Number of Pages483
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19511039M

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